Posts by Corri Peterson

Getting the Vitamins and Minerals You Need in Your Diet

Getting the Vitamins and Minerals You Need

Getting the vitamins and minerals you need in your diet can be a challenge. The good news is that the harvest season is just getting started and that means an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables, which of course means it’s fairly easy to get the vitamins and minerals you need to have a healthy body. In this…

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Echotherapy: New Treatment for Thyroid Nodules

Echotherapy: New Treatment for Thyroid Nodules

Echotherapy is a promising new treatment for thyroid nodules. The new ultrasound device, called EchoPulse, works by using ultrasound to generate heat in a targeted area. Doctors believe it could take the place of surgery thus eliminating the incisions and scars of traditional thyroid surgery. Sounds good to me! You can read the full report…

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Carbs and Weight Loss: Which Ones Do I Eat?

Carbs and Weight Loss: Which Ones Do I Eat?

Carbs and weight loss are a confusing part of the weight loss journey, so how do you know which ones to eliminate and which ones are good for you? The truth is not all carbs are created equally. In this article by Katherine Marko, she shares her journey of carb cutting for weight loss. She…

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Water Contamination: How Safe Is Your Water?

Water Contamination: How Safe Is Your Water?

Water contamination is news everywhere you look. A national database released by the Environmental Working Group shows that most tap water across the U.S. has contaminants. The concern is that many of those contaminants cause serious health problems including cancer. EWG senior science adviser Olga Naidenko said the contaminants can affect your health slowly over your lifetime, but children are…

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Arsenic and Other Toxins in Our Food

Arsenic and Other Toxins in Our Food

Arsenic and other toxins in our food are making us sick. A recent study published in the Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology, the authors question the role of arsenic rich foods and how they may contribute to interrupted thyroid function. This study focused on seafood, as it has some of the highest arsenic…

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Medications: The Dangers of Addiction

Medications: The Danger of Addiction

Medications part of our daily lives, but are you aware of the dangers of addiction from these medications? In today’s post, I am sharing three articles on how the medications we are prescribed by our doctors to solve certain health issues can turn into serious problems. In this first article,  Helen O’Callaghan shares how a woman who…

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Certain Chemicals Increase Men’s Heart Disease Risk

Chemicals Increase Men's Heart Disease Risk

Certain chemicals increase the risk of men developing heart disease, plus these chemicals also are linked to obesity and thyroid abnormalities. These chemicals known as phthalates are used in medicines, food packaging, and toys. They increase men’s risk of developing heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure, new research reveals. You can read…

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Women and Sleep: No Rest for the Weary

Women and Sleep: No Rest for the Weary

Women and sleep. Why is does it feel like there’s no rest for the weary? It seems that women always have something that needs to be done! And if we do sit down, our minds are racing; thinking about all the tasks we haven’t gotten to yet. So, why do we have so much trouble…

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Protecting Our Daughters from Endocrine Disruptors

Protecting Our Daughters from Endocrine Disruptors

Keeping our daughters safe from endocrine disruptors is a challenge, to say the least. Little girls exposed to phthalates in early childhood showed signs of lowered thyroid function, researchers at Columbia University have found. Phthalates (pronounced “tha-lates”) are a family of chemicals that are used to make plastic and vinyl softer and more flexible; they’re also used…

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